90,000 patients affected by UW Medicine security breach
University of Washington School of Medicine (UW Medicine) officials are alerting roughly 90,000 patients that their personal data was compromised in an October security breach. Early last month, a UW Medicine employee opened an e-mail attachment that contained malicious software. The malware took control of the computer, which happened to be storing personal information from approximately 90,000 UW Medicine and Harborview Medical Center patients, according to a UW Medicine news release.
The compromised patient data included names, phone numbers, addresses, medical record numbers and social security numbers,
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has admitted that his team had “given themselves an uppercut” with the security lapse that allowed a journalist to publish highly sensitive team-room revelations before its confrontation with England at Twickenham.
Furious at the disclosures, including a whiteboard message that declared: “We are the most dominant team in the history of the world,” Hansen said. “When there’s a breach like this it is disappointing. We have given ourselves an uppercut. It was our problem letting someone in there. Ultimately, we shouldn’t have done that. But we can’t change it.”
Hansen also indicated that he would be reviewing New Zealand’s security protocols after the incident at their base at Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel, where they had mistakenly left the double door to the Lancaster Suite wide open before a meeting, exposing their motivational mantras.